from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Australia, a manufacturing suburb of Sydney. It was founded in 1788. Population: 148,000.


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  • Borders in Parramatta is interested in me putting on a show there soon, so stay tuned for that.

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  • Even the train from Airport to Parramatta is stupidly high, they are milking it till their heart is contempt.

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  • 'Parramatta' on a parcel without a vague impulse to buy, founded on a day-dream recollection of his grandmother, or of the British fleet, or of a pretty young English matron, or of any other subject that the advertiser had chosen for its association with the emotions of trust or affection.

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  • "It means a lot to me that I'm achieving a milestone like this at a club like Parramatta which is full of tradition," he said.

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  • Police said they could not give any details on the situation but confirmed parts of a main street in Parramatta, a suburb about 20 km from central Sydney, had been cordoned off.

    Man straps suspected bomb to himself outside Sydney court:report

  • In 1789, a ferry service was established between Sydney Cove and the farming settlement of Parramatta, with the first vessel built by convicts and powered by sails and oars, according to a history published on Sydney Ferries' website.

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  • Bradford suffered an injury blow even before their Boxing Day match at Castleford when Manase Manuokafoa, the Tongan prop who has joined them from Parramatta, damaged knee ligaments in training.

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  • England have arrived in Auckland for this year's Four Nations – for which Papua New Guinea qualified by winning last year's Pacific Cup – to discover they will not have to face the formidable Parramatta prop Fuifui Moimoi when they face New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday week.

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  • Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images Police officers rescued a girl, 12, whose father had held her hostage for hours at a law office in Parramatta, Australia, Tuesday.

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  • Police enter the building where a man who has allegedly taken a child hostage is in a barrister's office, opposite the family court house in Parramatta in Sydney's west, Australia.

    Man in hostage standoff near Sydney court


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